Case full of handwritten letters

how to write a handwritten letter
How to write a handwritten letter

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Secret tip to improve your handwriting

how to write in cursive part 1
How to write in cursive (joined up writing) part 1

writing a love letter
Writing a love letter

writing left handed
Writing left handed

girl writing letter
Life storey through handwritten letters

handwriting analysis
Handwriting analysis

handwritten letter by Eva Peron
Handwritten letter by Eva Peron

parker pen writing
Parker pen letter writing

inspiring storey
Inspiring storey involving handwritten letters

handwritten letter by Noorjehan
Handwritten letter by Noorjehan

how to write in cursive part 2
How to write in cursive (joined up writing) part 2

chinese handwriting
Chinese handwriting

handwritten letter by Bruce Lee
Handwritten letter by Bruce Lee

Hindi handwriting
Hindi handwriting

how to write in cursive part 3
How to write in cursive (joined up letters) part 3

Russian handwriting
Russian handwriting

the magic calligrapher
The magic calligrapher

Palmer method of handwriting
The Palmer method of handwriting

link to selection of handwritten letters

While he shows me every day how much he loves me, he hardly ever expresses it with words

This letter makes me
feel so important

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Comments about handwritten letters

I am working on writing handwritten letters to my family members and friends. It is a rewarding thing to do. It’s much more personal to receive a letter in the mail rather then writing a simple short email.

While searching through a closet recently, I found a box that contained some letters written to me by my mother and aunts at various stages of my life, as I looked at their handwriting and read their words, memories came flooding back at each instance they wrote about.

Handwritten letters from loved ones are saved, re-read, and carried about. It’s just not the same printing out a typed email to tuck under your pillow!

If you were born after 1979, you may have never sent a handwritten letter to anyone. So accustomed to email and now  IMing, actually picking up a pen and writing a personal message to someone - not on a sticky note, but on actual stationery - may seem foreign to you. It's not that technology isn't important. It's a wonderful tool. However, to actually sit down and put a part of you into a handwritten letter, to tell a story and express an emotion to someone important to you, provides a glimpse into who you are. Plus, a handwritten letter can become a cherished possession that the recipient can keep for years to come as a reminder of important relationships.

In an age of electronic everything and instant access to information, I, more than anything in the world, LOVE getting handwritten letters in the mail.

With the introduction of internet though, everything just seems a little bit less personal. There are a lot of wonderful people in my life that unfortunately live far away, and they all deserve a nice, handwritten piece of love … let me see if I can find my pen …

We are still best friends even though we haven’t lived in the same state since. We still make a point to write hand written letters instead of always using e-mail.

We fell in love over the dozens of letters sent between us. I do not know of a richer and more satisfying way of getting to know a person. Today the collection of letters from that time is one of our most treasured possessions.

Nothing makes me happier than sending and receiving hand written letters in the mail. There’s something so personal and thoughtful about them.

I had an entire shoebox filled with handwritten letters from my cousins, grandparents, and friends. I stopped and read those letters for about 2 hours and realized that my children have no shoe boxes full of letters. They have emails, where are those emails going to be in 20 years? Not in a shoebox.

When I was younger my friends and I always used to write letters to each other because we decided that everybody loves to get unexpected letters in the mail, it cheers you to think that a person took the time to sit down write to you, I still love the feeling but it rarely happens these days.

I have a pen friend and just love the feeling you get from coming home from work to a real letter. It's so much more personal and you can carry it with you everywhere you go without having to print it out.

email and texting is fine, but there's something so beautiful and personal about a letter that someone has taken the time to write by hand. to me there's excitement in tearing open an envelope and wonderful warmth in reading a handwritten letter.

I love hand written letters. And I enjoy writing them to. I can express (it seems ) so much more with pen and paper. And the thrill of getting real mail... Wow.

I love love love handwritten letters notes cards or anything! I obviously text and use social network sites a lot more. But me and my friends have traditions of writing handwritten notes letters and things just for the helluvit.

I hope writing letters never completely disappears! I love writing letters to friends and its something that you can put in a memory box and savour for years to come. Plus its so romantic to get a letter from someone who admires you.

Does anyone send handwritten letters anymore? I adore the idea of handwritten letters, the time, care and thought that goes into them...even just the simple little notes.

Letter from home

One Mid-Autumn Festival, the Nanjing Normal University urged its students to hand write a letter to their parents. It was the first ever handwritten letter the students had sent to their parents. They felt great pleasure in doing so and their parents were greatly moved. A mother wrote back to her daughter saying that the day she received the letter was “the happiest day in my life”.

Parents handwritten letters to kneeling children

A new ritual for young students was held in the junior middle school section of Guangdong Experimental High School on May 4, China's Youth Day.
In the ritual, all Grade 2 students kneeled in front of their parents to receive letters from them.Some of the letters were handwritten and expressed the parents' love and expectations for their children, many students and parents were moved to tears.

If you have ever received a handwritten letter you can appreciate the utmost pleasure they can bring. If you have never received a handwritten letter then you have that great pleasure yet to experience.

To allow others to experience receiving handwritten letters why not sit down now and write to someone you care for to tell them how much they mean to you.

Your handwritten letter will bring surprise and enormous joy to your loved one, something they can keep and cherish for years to come.

All you need is paper, pen, envelope, stamp and some caring words from the heart.

Before you begin sending handwritten letters you may wish to consider the materials you will be using. There are many different makes of writing materials ranging from value to specialised papers and pens and even handmade writing slopes

Listed here is a small selection of writing material supplies

Writing paper by Original Crown Mill, Ryman, Papernation. Pens by Sheaffer, Waterman, Mont Blanc, Pelikan, Parker. Ink by Herbin, Diamine, Quink

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Gallery of handwritten letters

Welcome to a website dedicated to handwritten letters and all the emotions they instil. There are many examples of peoples thoughts about the writing, sending and especially receiving of handwritten letters. If you have handwritten letters you would like displayed on this website please click here to use upload page

A Brief History

The first recorded handwritten letter (epistle) was by Persian Queen Atossa around 500 BC.

The stamped  letter we know today came into being in the reign of Queen Victoria in 1840.

Before this date letters did not have stamps or  envelopes and the  receiver of the letter had to pay on its receipt.

Letters were folded and sealed by wax with ring or hand seal.

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